Call for application 40th cycle

Bando ordinario

Educational goals and objectives


The nervous system of mammals is generated by complex genetic and epigenetic programs that guarantee a defined structure already at birth. Sensitive, motor, sensorial and cognitive stimuli, through interaction with the environment, have a key role in redefining neural "circuits" after birth. This set of modifications is generically called plasticity, to include biochemical, structural modifications and neurogenesis.
Genetic, pharmacological and environmental factors can modulate this plasticity, through mechanisms that are the subject of continuous cultural acquisition
The objective of this Doctorate will be the evaluation of changes over time in perception, memory or cognitive processing abilities following sensory or brain damage. In recent years, growing attention has been paid to the role of systemic factors in modifying the nervous response to external stimuli or in modulating repair processes, which are affected by immune-mediated factors, in turn influenced by conditions traditionally considered extraneous to the brain. such as the microbiota. Neuro-plasticity concerns behavioral areas of psychiatric interest, including, mainly, the phenomenon of addiction and phenomena of altered motivational behavior in general, including eating disorders, gambling and drug abuse. Molecular Biology will help to define the measurable variables associated with reparative processes, and possibly to explain in ways typical of Precision Medicine the mechanisms underlying the variability of individual responses.
The central and founding element is the integration of knowledge and skills.
The Doctorate will develop through different curricular profiles:
1- curriculum in psychiatry, neurology, neurosurgery, neuroradiology and neuropsychiatric rehabilitation involves the interdisciplinary study of the neurobiological and mental processes that underlie the main cerebral functions (cognition, consciousness, memory, thought, learning) and psychic functions (affection, empathy) and their behavioral sequelae.
2- curriculum concerns the study of the various sensory functions in correlation with the cognitive alterations typical of states of senile dementia.
3- curriculum in plastic-dermatological microsurgery involves studying in depth, through an interdisciplinary approach, the structure and ultrastructure of the skin and neurosensory receptors, as well as the neurobiological processes underlying the functions of mechanoreceptive, thermal, pain and erogenous sensitivity, also taking into consideration the consequences in relationship life. Particular attention will then be dedicated to the study of degenerative, post-surgical and post-traumatic sensory defects.

Specifiche economiche

Tipologia 1: DM629
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Tipologia 2: DM630 Tipologia 3: Partenariati estesi Tipologia 4: Enti terzi ed Eccellenza Tipologia 5: Sapienza
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Themes, curriculum and specific competence

Borse ex D.M. 630: 1

Admission Procedure

Qualifications assessment Titles, project and oral test will be
evaluated according to the following
1. Titles (max 15 points)
1.1 Degree evaluation (Magistrale,
specialistic or single-cycle – max 5
Evaluation Points
110, 110 cum laude 5
109 -108 4
107 -106 3
105 -104 2
103 -102 1
1.2 Publications (max 7 points)
Description Points
ISI (first author) 0.5
ISI (co-author) 0.2
1.3 Research experience (max 3 points)
Description Points
Experience in Italy (minimum 2 months,
including Erasmus) 0.5
Experience abroad (minimum two
months, Erasmus excluded) 1
2. Project (max 45 points)
The candidate has to present a project
that will enable his/her propensity to
perform research along with the capacity
to build and organise the different
research phases in autonomy. The
project should be proposed in 8000
characters (spaces included). The project
presented for the selection is not
mandatorily related to that performed
during the PhD Programme.
In particular, the following aspects will be
State of the art knowledge (5 points)
Originality and innovative content (10
Clarity and completeness of presentation
of objectives, methods and expected
results (5 points)
Feasibility of the project (10 points)
Relevancy of the project with the core of
the PhD programme (15 points)

Oral interview Candidates who have achieved a
minimum of 50/60 of the titles and project
evaluations will be accepted to the oral
test. During this test a thorough
evaluation of the titles and of the project’s
content will be carried out. The oral test is
meant to be passed when the score is at
least 30/50.
The minimum total score for admission to
the PhD programme is set to 80/110.
language INGLESE

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Curriculum studiorum

Graduation date and grade of the Master's degree
detailed list of exams including completion dates and scores of Masters's degree
Graduation date and grade of the Bachelor’s degree
detailed list of exams including completion dates and scores of Bachelor's degree
History of Scholarships, Research Grants (or similar)
Certificates of Foreign Languages
Certificates of participation in post-graduate university courses
certificates of Participation in research groups
certificates of Participation in internships
Other University Awards/Degrees (e.g.: awards in competition, second degree)
Computer skills

Required documentation

§ research project
For the purposes of selection for the PhD, the candidate must present a project that can evaluate his propensity for research and his ability to independently plan and organize the different phases of the project. The project must not exceed a maximum length of 8000 characters (including spaces). The project presented for competition purposes does not constitute an obligation for admitted candidates to carry out research during the doctorate., the file must be uploaded within le ore 23:59 del 20/06/2024

Language Skills

the candidate must know the following languages

Exam Schedule

Qualifications assessment
publication on notice boardNO
publication on the web siteYes
web site
date of publication27/06/2024

Oral interview
classroomSala Riunioni NESMOS Facoltà Medicina e Psicologia
addressVia Papanicolau snc 00189 Roma
publication on notice boardNO
publication on the web siteYes
web siteÀ-NEUROSENSORIALE_nD3563.aspx
date of publication08/07/2024

Day of publication of the final outcome: 08/07/2024

Evaluation scale

Qualifications assessment english version

Oral interview english version

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